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Futureproof Extra: Why Are We Spiteful?

Spite. We have all encountered it in some shape or another in our lives. It’s a bitter and lone...

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07.30 10 Nov 2020


Futureproof Extra: Why Are We Spiteful?



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07.30 10 Nov 2020


Spite. We have all encountered it in some shape or another in our lives.

It’s a bitter and lonely path to go down and one that serves to help no one.

So, why would any half-decent person do harm to themselves in order to harm others?

Such behaviour couldn't possibly be of any benefit, right?

Well, maybe not.

Simon McCarthy Jones, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at Trinity College Dublin and author of ‘Spite: The Upside of Your Darkside’ joins Jonathan to discuss.

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